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Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation ...

Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation. The costs associated with these restoration activities can be substantial: One estimate suggests US$1.5 million per mine, although varied mine sizes, regulatory regimes, or the presence of legacy reclamation costs could result in wide fluctuations in cost.

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Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation - dep.pa.gov

The Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation administers and oversees the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program in Pennsylvania. The bureau is responsible for resolving problems such as mine fires, mine subsidence, dangerous highwalls, open shafts and portals, mining-impacted water supplies and other hazards which have resulted from past coal mining ...

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DIVISION OF RECLAMATION

Coal Mining and Reclamation Law, it required that the landscape after mining closely resemble the original, premining contorr s (Figs. 12.14 and 12.15). Stricter stan-dards were adopted for the segtegation of topsoil and subsoil layerg, placement of spoil, and treahnent of toxic or acid-forming materials. Reclamation was required to take place simultaneously with mining and revegetation efforts

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DIVISION OF RECLAMATION

Coal Mining and Reclamation Law, it required that the landscape after mining closely resemble the original, premining contorr s (Figs. 12.14 and 12.15). Stricter stan-dards were adopted for the segtegation of topsoil and subsoil layerg, placement of spoil, and treahnent of toxic or acid-forming materials. Reclamation was required to take

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SMARA Statutes and Regulations

SMARA Chapter 9, Division 2 of the Public Resources Code, requires the State Mining and Geology Board to adopt State policy for the reclamation of mined lands and the conservation of mineral resources. These policies are prepared in accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, (Government Code) and are found in California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Division 2, Chapter 8, Subchapter 1.

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Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation ...

Both underground and opencast mines require reclamation, but the approaches are different. Reclamation activities for underground mines will typically require less above ground activity, but can necessitate extensive management to avoid drainage and flooding issues after mine closure.

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SMARA Statutes and Regulations

The Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA, Public Resources Code, Sections 2710-2796) provides a comprehensive surface mining and reclamation policy with the regulation of surface mining operations to assure that adverse environmental impacts are minimized and mined lands are reclaimed to a usable condition.

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FAQ Aggregate Reclamation - Illinois DNR

What Reclamation is required? Reclamation means the reasonable rehabilitation of the affected land to useful purposes, while keeping to a minimum the impact on the surrounding areas. The permit must contain a reclamation plan that outlines the method to be used in restoring the land to a condition suitable for its future use.

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NC DEQ: Mining Program

Beginning in 2018, the $400 annual operating fee must be submitted by July 1 of each year, with the required Annual Reclamation Report as required by GS 74-55. Failure to submit the fee by the required deadline will result in a $50 per month late fee and could result in the denial of future permit actions and/or revocation of a mining permit.

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Mining & Reclamation - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Mining & Reclamation. New York is rich in minerals which are mined for industrial and construction uses. Sand and gravel mines are found throughout the state; about 90 percent of the state's 2,100 active mines extract sand and gravel. Metal ores and gem minerals, such .

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UT Admin Code R647-4. Large Mining Operations. September 1 ...

Reclamation of a large mining operation may be required after five (5) years of continued suspension. The Division will require complete reclamation of the mine site when the suspension period exceeds 10 years, unless the operator appeals to the Board prior to the expiration of the 10-year period and shows good cause for a longer suspension period.

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Mining – Reclamation Colorado

Reclamation efforts, including, but not limited to, backfilling, grading, topsoil replacement and revegetation of all land that is disturbed by surface coal mining operations are required to be completed as contemporaneously as practicable with mining operations.

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16.3 Mining Regulations and Mine Reclamation Flashcards ...

its the process of returning land to its original or better conditions after mining is completed. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977(SMCRA) create a program for the regulation of surface coal mining. The act set standards that minimize the effects of coal mining on environment.

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OSMRE Laws, Regulations, and Guidance

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) P.L. 95-87, Enacted August 3, 1977 "An Act to provide for the cooperation between the Secretary of the Interior and the States with respect to the regulation of surface coal mining operations, and the acquisition and reclamation of abandoned mines, and for other purposes."

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Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 - Wikipedia

The federal government is required to regulate surface coal mining on federal lands (which include 60 percent of the coal reserves in the West), but can enter into cooperative agreements with states with approved programs. Self-bonding. Many states do not require large mining companies to post a surety bond for the costs of mine reclamation.

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Need for a Mined Land Reclamation Permit - NYS Dept. of ...

A Mined-Land Reclamation permit is required for all excavations and related activities defined as mining, from which More than 1,000 tons or 750 cubic yards, whichever is less, of a mineral(s) is (are) removed, or proposed to be removed, from the earth during twelve successive calendar months.

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Surface Mining Reclamation Permit - Washington

Aug 22, 2016 · A Surface Mine Reclamation Permit is required for each mine that: (1) results in more than 3 acres of mine-related disturbance, or (2) has a high-wall .

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Mining and Reclamation – MDEQ

Mining and Reclamation. Overseeing the reclamation done by operators, and enforcing the law as per the promulgated Rules and Regulations, Commission orders, and Attorney General's rulings. The state's mines produce sand, gravel, clay, bentonite, chalk, and limestone. There are no underground mines .

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MINING AND RECLAMATION PLAN CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT

The Mining Conditional Use Permit and/or Reclamation Plan application and process provides the County the opportunity to review the proposed project before its implementation. Conditions of Approval may be required of the project prior to its final approval or implementation.

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Mine Reclamation | Indiana Geological & Water Survey

Mining necessarily involves the displacement of large volumes of soil and rock, resulting in various degrees of environmental degradation. Mine reclamation entails restoring these disturbed areas to a previous natural resource setting, such as forest or agricultural .

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